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Archdeacon dies at 101
Stephen Kenneth Cumberbatch, Archdeacon Emeritus and the longest serving priest in the Anglican Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago, has died at age 101. Ordained to the priesthood in Antigua nearly 69 years ago on June 29, 1942, Archdeacon Cumberbatch served in Antigua, Belize and several parishes in Trinidad and Tobago until his retirement in 1979. His appointment as Archdeacon came in 1969 at age 60.
In 1994, the then Bishop Rawle Douglin accorded him the title of archdeacon Emeritus in recognition of his dedicated and long service to the diocese.The former student of Queen’s Royal College who trained for the priesthood at Codrington Theological College, Barbados, and his wife Sybil, are parents of Jonathan, David and Christine. The funeral service for the late Archdeacon Cumberbatch takes place at 11 am on Friday at All Saints Anglican Church, Marli Street, Newtown.
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